The Resource Concealed authorship on the eve of the revolution : pseudonymity and the American periodical public sphere, 1766-1776, by Michael Patrick Marden, (electronic resource)

Concealed authorship on the eve of the revolution : pseudonymity and the American periodical public sphere, 1766-1776, by Michael Patrick Marden, (electronic resource)

Label
Concealed authorship on the eve of the revolution : pseudonymity and the American periodical public sphere, 1766-1776
Title
Concealed authorship on the eve of the revolution
Title remainder
pseudonymity and the American periodical public sphere, 1766-1776
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Patrick Marden
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Concealed authorship played a vital role in the critical ten years prior to American independence. Authors utilized printers as cover to publish political essays seditious and disruptive to British authority. Pseudonymity, in particular, was useful to Colonial Americans as it allowed them to identify one another in public space as cohorts, and allowed their enemies to do the same. A comprehensive study of concealed authorship in three newspapers: Benjamin Edes' Boston Gazette, Alexander Purdie's Virginia Gazette, and John Holt's New York Journal, reveals the dynamic and surprisingly local characteristic of public sphere authorship during this period. Far from an inert phenomenon, pseudonymity was used creatively by Colonial Americans in each colony toward a number of ends. It was used, particularly by Boston, to rally diverse colonial interests around the symbol of an America which did not yet exist. It was used everywhere by local leaders to appear in public as the omnipresent community, whose eyes were everywhere, and whose interest was the regulation of buyers, sellers, and public loyalty to the patriot cause. Pseudonymity was creatively employed by planters to organize their interests outside of government, or by local elites to reduce the class divide between themselves and those they sought to persuade. Finally, inventively, it was used by both men and women to appear in the newspapers as women, and in some special cases it was used as a tool to maneuver public debate and to volley liberal possibilities into public discourse
Cataloging source
MUU
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Marden, Michael Patrick
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pasley, Jeffrey L.
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  • Anonyms and pseudonyms, American
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
Concealed authorship on the eve of the revolution : pseudonymity and the American periodical public sphere, 1766-1776, by Michael Patrick Marden, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 18, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Pasley
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
537422634
Extent
1 online resource (v, 145 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)537422634
Label
Concealed authorship on the eve of the revolution : pseudonymity and the American periodical public sphere, 1766-1776, by Michael Patrick Marden, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 18, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Pasley
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
537422634
Extent
1 online resource (v, 145 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)537422634

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